Electronic Aids in gaming world (ct'd)
Players get the chance to be heroes in World of Warcraft
A deadly virtual plague has broken out in the online game World of Warcraft.
In his death throes Hakkar hits foes with a "corrupted blood" infection that can instantly kill weaker characters.
The infection was only supposed to affect those in the immediate vicinity of Hakkar's corpse but some players found a way to transfer it to other areas of the game by infecting an in-game virtual pet with it.
This pet was then unleashed in the orc capital city of Ogrimmar and proved hugely effective as the Corrupted Blood plague spread from player to player
it is not the first time that at first it looks as if it is a small code, but that after some time it seems to have a huge unforeseen impact (as some diseases in the real world)
the blaster virus was also such a thing, small at the start, huge at a while
even the web is such a thing (that is why you can't control or predict the web)